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Rainbow Six Quarantine – everything we know so far

Rainbow Six Quarantine, the co-operative new Rainbow Six spin-off, draws ever closer. Here’s everything we know so far!

Rainbow Six Quarantine release

We don’t have a set launch date, but the game has its own listing up on the Epic Games Store already – indicating its availability on the platform. What’s unclear though, is if Ubisoft plans to release Quarantine as an Epic Games Store exclusive. It’s unlikely, since they have their own Uplay launcher. That doesn’t rule out the possibility that Quarantine may not see a wider release on popular storefronts like Steam, though.

Rainbow Six Quarantine is a stand-alone title, but it will NOT be replacing Rainbow Six Siege. The titles will be alongside each other, each keeping their own themes and gameplay.

Rainbow Six Quarantine gameplay

The gameplay for Quarantine will be heavily based on that of the Outbreak gamemode we saw during Operation Chimera in Siege’s third year. Players will experience the game as squads of 3 – which should help add tension – compared to squads of 5 in Siege

It is possible that it may feature a resource economy much like that of Escape From Tarkov and Hunt: Showdown. By that we mean that over the course of the game, players will be taking items in and out of missions with them – submitting to the threat that you lose those items if you fail. There is no confirmation of this, but it can be inferred from the description of the game on the Ubisoft store “…you and your squad risk everything, every time you step into Quarantine.

Rainbow Six Quarantine pamphlet leak
The pamphlet leaked by user X_hard_rocker on Reddit

There was a pamphlet leaked on Reddit that allegedly goes over what the gameplay of Quarantine could be like. It features a bevy of existing Siege operators, gadgets and even the infected from Outbreak. Among other things, it also features three locations – New York City, San Francisco and a third undisclosed location labelled TRC.

Whatever else Ubisoft is cooking up with Quarantine, I’m here for it. I will say this too: dystopian events really seem to be their game right now. With The Division 2 sporting a similar epidemic event, and Far Cry New Dawn literally taking place in the aftermath of a nuke, Ubisoft seems to really enjoy world-ending tragedy. But I mean, at least they do it well right?

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Kevin Dewan

SQUAD Editor in Chief. Runs after things a lot, won't BM you to your face, okay with losing as long as it's funny. Send questions/complaints/rants to kevin@northernarena.ca
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